Top Adventures in Braies

  • Paddle on Lago di Braies

    This beautiful alpine lake is often compared to the famous Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada and is an absolute must if you are in the Dolomites region.  Lago di Braies is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites and depending on the light, its crys...

  • Explore Pragser Wildsee

    Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria. This glacial blue lake is surrounded by towering mountains and thick evergreen forests, which can be experienc...

    2.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike and Canoe at Lago Di Braies

    Starting at the Hotel Lago Di Braies, you have the option to loop around the lake to hiker's left or right. To the left is the local dock, while to the right is a chapel and barn. Either way, you will end up where you started no longer than an hou...

    2.2 miles

  • Hike around Lago Di Braies

    Only an hour and a half from Bolzano, or an hour from Cortina d'Ampezzo, (my home base while in the Dolomites), Lago Di Braies is a must do half day trip. This popular destination is known for it's beautiful blue water and towering surrounding pea...

    2.2 miles 80 ft gain

  • Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites

    The Alta Via 1 is the definite trail through the Italian Dolomites, showcasing some of the most scenic terrain in all of the Alps. It begins at Lago di Braies and ends in the town Belluno, covering 150 kilometers and over 26,000' of elevation gain...

    93.2 miles 26250 ft gain

  • Hike to Rifugio Auronzo & The Three Peaks in the Dolomites

    You start this easy hike from just before the toll road station on the road up from Misurina to Rifugio Auronzo. As you are looking towards the peaks and the trail starts on the right side of the road. The first part of the route takes you through...

    8.7 miles 1935.7 ft gain

  • Hike the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop

    The famous Italy Dolomites are littered with numerous great hikes to showcase them, however, this trail is the cream of the crop. It will not disappoint. You have the option of hiking up to Rifugio Auronzo from Misurina, which is detailed out here...

    6.3 miles 1105 ft gain

  • Ski Tour to the Sextener Stein in the Dolomites

    The stunning tour in the Dolomites can be done in the winter as a ski/splitboard tour or as a snowshoe tour. It's also possible to hike the same route in the summer. The tour starts next to the Hotel Dolomitenhof, just across from the main parkin...

    8.7 miles 3608.9 ft gain

  • Hike to Lago Di Sorapis & Rifugio Vandelli In The Dolomites

    The hike to Lake Sorapis and Rifugio Vandelli is a nice day hike for all abilities of hiker. The trail starts from the roadside, on the road that leads from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Misurina. You'll see a gravel area at the side of the road where you ...

    7.1 miles 1148.3 ft gain

  • Croda Da Lago Circut

    Brass Tax Hiking tracks: 437, 434, 435 Distance: 7.8 miles  / 12.5 km  - 759 meter elevation change. Time: 7+ hours Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Stay: Rifugio Palmieri Things to Note: Trails in the Dolomites are defined by numbers. You will al...

    7.8 miles 1148 ft gain

  • Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

    If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic! This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfos...

    2.5 miles 2316.3 ft gain

  • Photograph St. Johann Church

    This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier. To get the best vantage point of the church and mountains, walk down the road and shoot...